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Hope videos are OK in a thread "with lots of pics"
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Random find on the web:

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Post by 1JohnFoster » Sep 12 2015 2:17pm

Hoping you woodn't mind me adding a 4 wheeler to your "bicycle" thread.
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Post by Drunkskunk » Sep 12 2015 2:30pm

1JohnFoster wrote:Hoping you woodn't mind me adding a 4 wheeler to your "bicycle" thread.

Now that is just awesome!
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"Le Zélo : vélo couché en bois" (The Zelo : wooden recumbent)
http://www.lairdubois.fr/creations/1-le ... -bois.html

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For young riders. From Early Rider in Henley on Thames in the UK.
http://earlyrider.com/
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spinningmagnets wrote:I'll screen grab the pic later...
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
For 8000 Mexican pesos? (and it's not yet EVen motorized?)
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Possibly a bit "rich" in sellers expectations...

EDIT: Correction! Currently about 465 US Dollars! Heck, even w/a bit of shipping costs might be sort of a unique conversion. :)
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Post by Jonathan in Hiram » Dec 31 2015 8:01am

A black Bafang BB drive would look more fitting on there than the silvery alloy crank and chainrings anyway, I'd find a black derailleur too. Plenty of room for a triangle bag although wooden battery box would do nicely.
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`kay. So, not a "BI-cycle". So sue me. Hehe

[moderator edit: I don't know if this is an authentic version or a reproduction, but it is ostensibly a "1945 Mochet Velocar"]
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Post by 1JohnFoster » Jan 03 2016 12:50pm

Is that an antique or a replica?
Where is it? Wish we had some real ones around here, or even some accurate replicas.

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1JohnFoster wrote:Is that an antique or a replica?
Where is it? Wish we had some real ones around here, or even some accurate replicas.
J... And you think maybe Alt. Planet ES is huge? Pic stumbled across on FacePlant (sp? meant FaceBook)... SO many sub-groups... Poster didn't say where that pic was taken, or ANY details... :oops: MAYBE FB group "extreme bicycle electric garage DIY"? But can't find it again. My guess? (Based on laminated maybe-wood body) It's a modern... maybe reproduction-ish.
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Post by Hillhater » Jan 03 2016 4:35pm

Clue ?
Could that be a Swiss flag on the front fender ?
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Post by Dauntless » Jan 03 2016 7:00pm

http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.ph ... 18&t=34913

Not to cast doubt on it being a Mochet, but there are other possibilities. People have been know to build a 4 wheel Fantom, (Swedish) etc. Which might even be Mochet inspired. Ardex, Julien, etc. resemble the apparently more common Mochet.

(GASP!) https://picasaweb.google.com/1111931552 ... qYnm6bD_MQ

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/308707749435603254/

Pedal cars even come in luxury sedan gangster rides.

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Post by 1JohnFoster » Jan 04 2016 12:49am

Gasp! Yes! Thanks for that link, lots of fantasy diversion there.

This guy's been building his very complicated modular dream machine for a few years now;
http://plycar.blogspot.ca/2015/11/slow-progress.html
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Post by Dauntless » Jan 04 2016 11:12am

He's finished. That's the build of the gangster car I posted.
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Post by 1JohnFoster » Jan 05 2016 12:06pm

Dauntless wrote:He's finished. That's the build of the gangster car I posted.
That's his Mk1, very similar design but has un-suspended kingpins. His Mk2 has double wishbones and IRS with nvinci's. If I had to run some rum I'd take his pedal car over mine any day. Wish I had his budget and skill set!

With Mk2 he's going modular, so he can do quick costume changes to gangster coupe, gangster ragtop, gangster pickup or gangster woody wagon.
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Post by LockH » Feb 08 2016 11:48pm

"Wood" like maybe ya don't see every day (cardboard). Video of site FacePlant... of Facebook. Something like that:
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Post by LockH » Feb 18 2016 8:16am

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Yojiro Oshima is a student in the Craft & Industrial Design Department at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. For his final project before graduation, he designed and made a wooden bike (complete with wooden wheels, handlebars, and saddle).
Seen here:
http://bicycledesign.net/2013/02/wooden ... ro-oshima/
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